Sunday, June 1, 2014

We ARE wild women wielding pens

Sioux, Linda, Beth, Tammy, Lynn, WILD WOMEN WIELDING PENS, my writer's critique group.

We were all published in the Columbia Chapter of Missouri Writer's Guild anthology, Well Versed.

Our road trip from St. Louis began at 11:30. We arrived in Columbia just after 2:00 p.m. for the launch of this book, an awards presentation, and author readings.

 Lynn won Honorable Mention, and she read her non-fiction story before the group with passion and emotion. I also read my humorous essay, and Sioux closed the event with the delightful reading of her personal essay.

Afterwards we went out for late lunch and dined at an outdoor patio. Lynn's adult daughters, Rita and Jessica accompanied us. Our full day started at 11:30 and ended at 8:30 p.m. Lots of shared laughter and memories created. I am so grateful for this group of supportive women.

15 comments:

Daisy said...

Great picture, Linda. Sounds like you had fun. Congratulations on the anthology. :-)

Sioux said...

Linda--It WAS a fun day.

BECKY said...

Congrats to all, and everyone looks great in the photo!

Tammy said...

I'm grateful, too!

River said...

11.30am to 8.30pm is a full day for sure. Good to hear you all had such a great time.
(I before E for wielding)

Val said...

Such an accomplishment! And I am including the fact that you did not make the news, and did not have to post bail!

Dianna Graveman said...

Sounds like a fun day!

Bookie said...

I know you all had fun...sounds like a great trip. Thanks for the picture!! I have looked and looked...so glad to see you all. It is a great picture!

Shelly said...

What a wonderful time!

Susan said...

Sounds like a blast, Linda. So glad you could go. Susan

Lisa Claro said...

Congrats to all of you! I was fortunate to win a copy of "Well Versed" from last year and enjoyed it. I'm sure this year's edition is every bit as pleasurable.

Lynn said...

It was a super fun day - and I'm so grateful too!

Janet, said...

I love my writing group, too. Every writer should be a member of one.

Chicken said...

Congratulations!

Donna Volkenannt said...

You all look so happy. What a wonderful group of accomplished writers!